Welcome to the weekend! Now’s the time to settle into a laid-back rhythm and catch up on all this week’s food news on the web. Here are the high-level highlights of the food stories we’ve been reading this week.
- Here’s an answer to a question we all want to know: Should nigiri sushi be one bite or two? [Food Republic]
- It seems like the limited-edition Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is all anyone’s talking about this week. If you care about the mental state of your favorite Starbucks barista, however, you might want to pass on one. [Eater]
- A new study published in the journal Stroke argues that drinking diet soda and beverages may put you at greater risk of stroke or dementia. [Washington Post]
- Now you can book an OpenTable restaurant reservation through Facebook Messenger. [Open for Business]
- Vietnamese food isn’t just pho and barbecued pork sandwiches. From bún bò huế to bánh bèo, here are are nine other beloved foods from Vietnam that you should be eating. [Tasting Table]
- It’s been a rough few days for buzzed-about juice startup Juicero since reporters discovered that the company’s $400 juicing machine yields just as much juice as squeezing juice packs by hand. The company has offered all customers a refund. [Bloomberg]